Hello, my name is Claire Goudling and I’m a professionally qualified, BABCP accredited, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) based at CBT and Counselling Whitstable practice. I work primarily with CBT although I’ve completed my post graduate level training in Counselling and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and combine this approach with CBT.
I have over 20 years extensive experience working within various settings, including adult mental health, substance misuse and adolescent services along with experience in early childhood sexual/physical abuse and within substance misuse services and addiction related problems. I now divide my time between my own private work alongside providing clinical supervision to other CBT therapists and counsellors in primary care mental health.
I like to think I have a warm, compassionate, accepting approach in order to help you move forward. Cognitive behavioural therapy focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful thinking and behaviours, improves mood and functioning. We will work together to help you achieve the goal you set out for yourself by developing personal coping strategies that target solving your individual problem.
My cognitive behavioural therapy Whitstable tends to focus on what is going on in your life right now, but we might also look at your past, and explore how your past experiences impact on your life now. This can change the way you think and feel about situations which will enable you to change any unhelpful behaviour in the future.
I can help with a wide range problems including depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, self-esteem, and family and relationship issues.
I subscribe to and work within the UKCP Code of Ethics and the BACP Ethical Framework and undertake regular professional development, as well as having professional indemnity insurance.
If you wish to consider medication, or are seeking a medical diagnosis or a medical report, then an appointment with your GP or a Consultant Psychiatrist would be more appropriate
If you would like to make an appointment to see Claire for adult counselling at CBT and Counselling Whitstable then please contact me via CBT and Counselling Kent Today